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Ep34: Dave Chappelle’s take on the Second Amendment

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Dave Chappelle said the second amendment was there “just in case” the first one didn’t work out. This endorsement is welcome, yet, also cedes too much ground to aspiring tyrants.

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McClanahan’s Dillon Rule Approach

Judge John Dillon

Is the ‘Dillon Rule’ approach to federalism compatible with natural law, individual liberty, and self government? On episode #230 of his podcast, historian Brion McClanahan discussed state versus local authority with regard to the removal of Confederate monuments in Virginia.  The issue was initially raised in a Reason.com article that described “an early 20th century […]

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Ep29: Pragmatic Scaling

Pragmatic Scaling

Rather than focusing on doomsday insurgencies against tyranny, like a recent ammo.com article described, it’s more pragmatic to use the Constitutional prescription for the security of a free state. It’s time to change the narrative on the use of arms in a just society, particularly to curtail the designs of rogue officials. Strategies from the […]

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Ep13: Envisioning Self Government

Self Government

This is how self government could function in a federated republic of Free States and self actualized individuals working in community.

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Contrasting Republics: Nigeria and the US

When I posted some good news about the Civilian Marksmanship Program finally releasing some 1911 pistols for sale through an upcoming lottery, a friend from Nigeria wrote how he had changed his mind about gun rights.  He said that increasing insecurity would everyone having a gun for their own protection. Nigerian legislation strictly prohibits civilian […]

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